Redefining public art. Redefining Boston.
Now + There serves artists and the city by creating unexpected formulas for artmaking and connection.
Detroit-based artist-activist Ann Lewis arrived in Boston in February 2017 with a mission burning in her heart and a big idea percolating in her head. A post-event account of how one artist, one organization, and one artwork is creating ripples of change that continue to affect lives today.
It is proclaimed: Ann Lewis’ mural, See Her, is complete! Last week we were honored to have Mayor Marty Walsh and the City of Boston proclaim July 18 “See Her Day” in recognition of the project; the women who worked to make it a reality; and the vision of Ann and N+T to bring this piece to the city.
A 9-step inside look at the sometimes wild and always rewarding work of creating public art as illustrated in Ann Lewis' new mural See Her.
An interview with Ann Lewis about her process working with the women at McGrath House and why creating this piece is important to her as an artist activist.
We are a voice in the conversation about Boston's identity. We search out artists whose vision highlights, enlivens, and challenges the way we think about ourselves and our city. Who are we as Bostonians? What do we value? And how is all that represented in our public art?
We curate and support temporary and site-specific projects for, and with, the people of Boston. And along the way we hope to help advance new definitions of public art. We're glad you're here.